Call for Papers

The 7th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (AReS 2012)

University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic
August 20th – 24th, 2012


The 7th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (“ARES – The International Dependability Conference”) will bring together researchers and practitioners in the area of dependability. ARES will highlight the various aspects of dependability - with special focus on the crucial linkage between availability, reliability and security.

ARES aims at a full and detailed discussion of the research issues of dependability as an integrative concept that covers amongst others availability, safety, confidentiality, integrity, maintainability and security in the different fields of applications.

ARES will emphasize the interplay between foundations and practical issues of dependability in emerging areas such as e-government, m-government, location-based applications, ubiquitous computing, autonomous computing, chances of grid computing etc. ARES is devoted to the critical examination and research challenges of the various aspects of Dependable Computing and the definition of a future road map.

Selected papers that are accepted by and presented at the ARES Conference will be published, after further revision, in special issues of international journals.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: March 1st. 2012 extended to March 28th, 2012
Author Notification: May 1st, 2012 May 8th, 2012
Author Registration: May 18th, 2012
Proceedings Version: June 1st, 2012
Conference: August 20th – 24th, 2012

Conference Officers

Program Committee Co-Chairs

  • Elisa Bertino, Purdue University, USA
  • A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Gerald Quirchmayr, University of South Australia, Australia
  • A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Workshop Proposal for new workshops

In conjunction with the ARES conference, a number of workshops will be organized.
Workshop proposals should include the call for papers, the number of papers to be accepted,
the contact person, etc. They are to be sent to the Workshop Organizing Committee (simon.tjoa[-@t@-]fhstp.ac.at).

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Authorization and Authentication
Availability and Reliability
Business Continuity & Resilience
Cost/Benefit Analysis
Dependability Aspects for Special Applications (e.g. ERP-Systems, Logistics)
Dependability Aspects of Electronic Government (e-Government)
Dependability Administration
Dependability in Open Source Software
Designing Security Requirements
Digital Forensics
E-Commerce Dependability
Failure Prevention
Identity Management
IPR of Security Technology
Incident Response and Prevention
Information Flow Control
Information Hiding
Internet Dependability
Interoperability Aspects
Intrusion Detection and Fraud Detection
Legal Issues
Mobile Security
Network and Organizational Vulnerability Analysis
Network Security

Privacy-Enhancing Technologies
Process based Security Models and Methods
RFID Security and Privacy
Risk planning, Analysis & Awareness
Safety Critical Systems
Secure Enterprise Architectures
Security Issues for Ubiquitous Systems
Security and Privacy in E-Health
Security and Trust Management in P2P and Grid applications
Security and Privacy for Sensor Networks, Wireless/Mobile Devices and Applications
Security and Usability
Security as Quality of Service
Security in Distributed Systems / Distributed Databases
Security in Electronic Payments
Security in Electronic Voting
Software Engineering of Dependable Systems
Software Security
Standards, Guidelines and Certification
Survivability of Computing Systems
Temporal Aspects of Dependability
Threats and Attack Modelling
Trusted Computing
Tools for Dependable System Design and Evaluation
Trust Models and Trust Management
VOIP, Wireless Security

Submission Guidelines

 Submission papers are classified into 3 categorizes representing original, previously unpublished work.

  1. full paper (10 pages)
  2. short paper (6 pages)
  3. workshop paper (8 pages)

Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation and clarity of exposition.
Contact author must provide the following information at the ARES conference system: paper title, authors' names, affiliations, postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the author(s), about 200-250 word abstract, and about five keywords.

Submission of a paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and present the paper in the conference.

Follow the menu item "Submission" to get to the ARES conference system (named ConfDriver): The URL will be announced soon.

Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.